News: Natural Resources

Gates Family Foundation plays an active role in conserving Colorado’s unique landscapes, waterways, and agricultural heritage in ways that allow both natural and human systems to thrive. Read our latest news and updates from the projects and ideas we support.


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A coalition of Gates Family Foundation partners in conservation are working together to fix local ranchers’ irrigation problems while also improving river and wildlife habitat on the Upper Colorado River. Hear the story straight from the pen of Paul Bruchez, a Kremmling rancher who sees the innovative project as a way to marry the interests of his family’s livelihood and his personal interests in river health and conservation.